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As part of London Sock Company’s wellness articles, we hear from nutritionist Jennifer Medhurst on how best to avoid a hangover, and how you can beat the side-effects of alcohol in your system the next day. Perfect advice for those of us celebrating the end of dry January.
There are many theories as to what causes a hangover: Dehydration, Electrolyte imbalance, Gastrointestinal disturbances, Low blood sugar, Sleep and biological rhythm disturbances.
The severity of hangover has a lot to do with nutrient status prior to drinking. Particularly levels of Niacin (B3) and Zinc. Foods that are high in Niacin (B3) are Salmon, sardines, prawns and brown rice. Foods that are high in Zinc are sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, lentils, cashews, quinoa and prawns.
Jennifer also recommends the following tips:
If you wake up the next morning feeling terrible, there are a few ways that you can alleviate your symptoms:
For more information or help on how to manage your health head over to nutritionist Jennifer Medhurst’s website, www.jennifermedhurst.com
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